I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Zizzi’s or that I crave a visit to any of its locations, but this restaurant just off Baker Street is large, convenient and offers fast and efficient service. The food is always tasty and even better when I find a discount voucher to use.
My bf booked Rabbit for a late lunch birthday treat on a Saturday.
On arrival we were surprised to see it wasn't packed however there were quite a few people and it had a good buzz. Decor was really nice and our seats were comfy but there were some tables with metal stools which I could see could be uncomfy for a whole meal. The whole concept is about local produce and sharing dishes. Advised about 2/3 plates each for lunch. We decided to share everything and I think in the end ordered 6 plates along with a few mouthfuls. To start with bf ordered a local Sussex beer (Sussex Gold which was delicious) and I had the cocktail of the day (rhubarb rumble which was also yum). We also ordered a few mouthfuls - both ordering the rabbit rillette and bf ordering marmite eclair. Both delicious and nice to nibble on before we had the main food. Now these really are mouthfuls so don't expect anything else but at only £1.50 a pop they are a definite must. The food comes out as it is ready but we had it in a good order and also never had too much on our table. First came their warm baked bread with butter and broadbean hummus dip, which was so refreshing with a hint of mint in it. Next we had the asparagus salad which I didn't expect to be cold (not sure why) but was so delicious with the quails yolk and truffle butter. Next came the warm dishes. We ordered pigs cheek (2 pieces), lamb chips which are more like deep fried lamb with a lovely tomato sauce & mushroom and truffle ravioli which was probably my fav. All were incredible! No complaints. Also ordered a carafe of their house white, which was nice but averagely priced By then we were very full however had to have pudding as it was a birthday! We shared again and on waitresses recommendation went for the treacle tart and viennetta parfait. Bf preferred TT however I was so impressed with the viennetta which as the waitress said looks can be deceiving as it looked quite boring and plain but was so creamy with salted caramel running through it - Mmmm! Would definitely come again Friendly and helpful staff and great ambience